noun mo·ti·ta·tion \ˌmōtəˈtāshən\

Definition of motitation



  1. :  a quivering movement

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Origin and Etymology of motitation

Latin motitatus (past participle of motitare to move often, move about, frequentative of motare to keep moving, move about, from motus, past participle of movēre to move) + English -ion — more at move

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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